In this episode, Kim Baldwin sits down with Kira Austin-Young, Priest-in-Charge at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church and contract chaplain at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A graduate of Vanderbilt University (MDiv) and Rice University (BMus), Kira has been a priest for 8 years. But, sheâ€™s not a regular priest; sheâ€™s a cool priest. Kira has a life-sized skeleton with its own Instagram account and a fiance who puts googly eyes on her refrigerator snacks. In 2017, Kira wrote a book titled, Pro-Choice and Christian: Reconciling Faith, Politics, and Justice.
Join us for a conversation about being a woman in the priesthood, letting go of obsessing about exercise, and how a priest ends up engaged to a clown.
Find Kira on Twitter and Instagram. And follow Kiraâ€™s skeleton, Memento Maury, on Instagram here.
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Music by You Drive.
Logo by Elizabeth Williams.